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HabiJax Celebrates Blitz Build with the Dedication of 25 Homes in Historic Neighborhood of New Town

June 13th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville (HabiJax) turned the dream of homeownership into reality for 25 families that have applied for its homeownership program in the historic neighborhood of New Town. The nonprofit organization partnered with the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA), along with hundreds of volunteers, to complete 25 homes in seven days.

 “This year’s event was more than I could have ever hoped for,” said HabiJax President and CEO Mary Kay O’Rourke. “Volunteers and builders showed up during a tropical storm and demonstrated an overwhelming amount of support, both monetarily and through donated materials.”

The Blitz Build’s closing ceremony took place with a home dedication that included volunteers, builders and homeowners.

“We are so grateful for the support that the community showed us during this week,” said O’Rourke. “It would not have been possible without them.”

Since 1988, HabiJax has helped more than 1,850 families realize their dream of homeownership.  HabiJax is a partner in the New Town Success Zone, a partnership of public and private organizations that are developing a continuum of services to help children and families living in the New Town neighborhood achieve their goals of healthy development, academic success and well-being of the neighborhood’s children.

For more information on volunteering, contact Angie Leatherbury at (904) 208-6664 or visit www.habijax.org.

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